Day 9 prompt is: Our (optional) prompt for the day asks you to engage in another kind of cross-cultural exercise, as it is inspired by the work of Sei Shōnagon, a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago. She wrote a journal that came to be known as The Pillow Book. She recorded daily observations, court gossip, poems, aphorisms, and musings, including lists with titles like “Things That Have Lost Their Power,” “Adorable Things,” and “Things That Make Your Heart Beat Faster.” Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own Sei Shonagon-style list of “things.” What things? Well, that’s for you to decide! Some of her writing
In some of her writing she could be quite caustic and offensive with her thoughts. I chose this dark side as my muse today.